Animal Crossing New Horizons: Happy Home Paradise - How To Unlock Room Expansion

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Your job in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise is to build the dream vacation home for your client. There are numerous different skills that you will already know that you can apply to designing these homes and some skills that you will learn along the way. We're going to show you how to unlock room expansion so that you can make their homes slightly bigger.

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How To Unlock Room Expansion

You will unlock room expansion when you get your first facility. You will get this after completing the vacation home for your sixth client. After you've finished their home and you choose to work again, Lottie will take you to the first facility. Once you head inside, she will say that the room feels a bit small for all of the items you will need to fit into it and she will teach you how to expand the room. You will now have unlocked this skill.

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How To Change the Size of the Room

You need to follow these basic steps to change the size of a room once you've unlocked the skill:

  • Press down on your directional pad to enter decorating mode
  • Press left on your directional pad to open up "room settings"

When you've opened this up, you should see that you've got two sliders in the top left-hand corner of your screen. You can use these to make the room as big or small as you want and you can change the shape of the room by making the proportions differ.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Happy Home Paradise Resizing room slider options
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Is It Worth Changing the Size of a Room?

Yes. It's 100% worth changing the size of a room in both vacation homes and facilities. A bigger room will mean that there is more space for you to play with and more furniture that you can put in it. This will mean you can become more creative with your designs and you will have a better chance of pleasing the client.

Can I Change Room Sizes in My House?

Sadly no, you will not be able to change the sizes of your rooms in your home and you will need to keep paying Tom Nook a ridiculous amount of Bells. You cannot change the room sizes in Photopia either.


There are many new things for you to do and learn in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise. It can be quite easy to find yourself being overwhelmed with the new information that the game throws at you. We've got some guides that can help including one on how to get new clients and one on how to customise furniture.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Animal Crossing New Horizons and Guides page.